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BlueWhiteBlood:

--- Quote from: louisstamos on July 20, 2011, 11:35:33 AM ---
--- Quote from: BlueWhiteBlood on July 19, 2011, 03:57:07 PM ---I think there is a good chance he'll be a leaf after that deal is done. I know a lot of people say that Toronto players like to come home, but with him, I actually think it's true.

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I'm not as sure it'll happen with Stamkos, especially if Tampa continues to play well.  From the pre-draft impressions I got, I think Tavares is a more likely candidate to "come home" as a UFA and wants to play for his favorite team...

--- End quote ---

I get that, but only because I think the Islanders are a bad organization under their current owner and management. I did however, think that Stamkos was looking a bit disappointed when he was drafted, hoping that somebody made a move to get him. I think he is a real professional though and actually likes Tampa Bay more now than he did at the draft. But if he has the opportunity to come to Toronto as a UFA, I think that will be hard for him not to explore and I do think he will come.

lamajama:

--- Quote from: BlueWhiteBlood on July 20, 2011, 12:05:09 PM ---
--- Quote from: louisstamos on July 20, 2011, 11:35:33 AM ---
--- Quote from: BlueWhiteBlood on July 19, 2011, 03:57:07 PM ---I think there is a good chance he'll be a leaf after that deal is done. I know a lot of people say that Toronto players like to come home, but with him, I actually think it's true.

--- End quote ---

I'm not as sure it'll happen with Stamkos, especially if Tampa continues to play well.  From the pre-draft impressions I got, I think Tavares is a more likely candidate to "come home" as a UFA and wants to play for his favorite team...

--- End quote ---

I get that, but only because I think the Islanders are a bad organization under their current owner and management. I did however, think that Stamkos was looking a bit disappointed when he was drafted, hoping that somebody made a move to get him. I think he is a real professional though and actually likes Tampa Bay more now than he did at the draft. But if he has the opportunity to come to Toronto as a UFA, I think that will be hard for him not to explore and I do think he will come.

--- End quote ---

I can't see Stamkos being disappointed that he was drafted by Tampa when they ran that "Seen Stamkos?" PR campaign
for months before the draft. That would have been a PR disaster for TB had they traded the pick/Stamkos.

BlueWhiteBlood:

--- Quote from: lamajama on July 20, 2011, 12:29:06 PM ---I can't see Stamkos being disappointed that he was drafted by Tampa when they ran that "Seen Stamkos?" PR campaign
for months before the draft. That would have been a PR disaster for TB had they traded the pick/Stamkos.

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You're probably right about the trading the pick part from an organizational aspect, but to me, he didn't look happy. Anything can happen on the draft floor, marketing a specific player before hand wouldn't dictate whether they accept a lopsided offer. I'm just saying, hew didn't look happy to me. Maybe I misread it, but he didn't look thrilled.

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate:

--- Quote from: louisstamos on July 20, 2011, 11:35:33 AM ---
--- Quote from: BlueWhiteBlood on July 19, 2011, 03:57:07 PM ---I think there is a good chance he'll be a leaf after that deal is done. I know a lot of people say that Toronto players like to come home, but with him, I actually think it's true.

--- End quote ---

I'm not as sure it'll happen with Stamkos, especially if Tampa continues to play well.  From the pre-draft impressions I got, I think Tavares is a more likely candidate to "come home" as a UFA and wants to play for his favorite team...

--- End quote ---

Well, the Leafs are Stamkos' favorite team as well.  I remember reading some kind of interview when he was with Sarnia saying he'd love to be a Leaf.  But a lot will depend on where TB & TO are, respectively, in 2016.  Yzerman succeeding Burke as our GM in 2013 will help, that's for sure.  8)

Madferret:
Pretty fair deal for both sides. Hits UFA in his prime.

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